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Nick Frost Confirms He Doesn't Want To Revisit The Cornetto Trilogy

Nick Frost Confirms He Doesn't Want To Revisit The Cornetto Trilogy

Nick Frost has confirmed he has no interest in returning to his hugely popular 'Three Flavours Cornetto' trilogy of films.

Speaking at the launch of his soon-to-be-released series Truth Seekers, the 48-year-old was asked whether the forthcoming show had any crossover with the Cornetto trilogy, and whether he would be interested in revisiting any of those characters.

Casting aside any semblance of doubt, he simply replied: "No and no."

Well, that's that cleared up then.

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Truth Seekers. Credit: Amazon Prime
Truth Seekers. Credit: Amazon Prime

Consisting of (very) loosely-connected comedy films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End, the Cornetto trilogy saw Frost team up with writer/co-star Simon Pegg and writer/director Edgar Wright, having all worked together on cult sitcom Spaced.

All three movies were critically acclaimed, and collectively grossed in excess of $156 million worldwide - so you can see why fans have long been keen for the team to make a follow-up to at least one of the trilogy.

Earlier this year Pegg told Movieweb that he'd be interested in returning to the world of Hot Fuzz, saying: "I think it's the one film out of those three movies that lends itself to a sequel, in that those kind of buddy-cop action movies often were sequelised."

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Nick Frost and Simon Pegg eating Cornettos in 2007's Hot Fuzz. Credit: Universal Pictures
Nick Frost and Simon Pegg eating Cornettos in 2007's Hot Fuzz. Credit: Universal Pictures

However, he then poured cold water on the idea, adding: "Edgar and I, when we've done something, we want to move on to the next thing."

With Frost also rejecting the idea of revisiting the characters, it looks as though we'll have to stop getting our hopes up for the time being.

Still, the pair (sans Wright) are now about to return to our screens once more with Truth Seekers, a horror-comedy show that deals with a team of paranormal investigators who travel the UK to check out ghost sightings, and post their findings on an online channel. Lovely stuff.

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Naturally, things get messy quickly, as an accelerated series of findings sees them uncover a conspiracy that could set Armageddon in motion. They'll enjoy that.

Speaking of his working relationship with his long-time pal, Frost explained at the launch: "There's an ease to us in terms of how we work.

"Sometimes it's ignoring one another - not in a c***y way, but it's just how it is.

"It's comfortable. Like an old pair of jeans you shouldn't put on again until you've washed it, but you think, 'Oh f*** it.' Even though it has a sheen of oil and it feels wet. You know, it's nice."

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Having created the show alongside James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders, as well as Pegg, Frost also explained that it was important to the creators that the new show should be just as effective as a piece of horror, as it should a comedy.

He said: "We didn't want to skimp on it, we didn't want it to not be creepy or unsettling.

"I think, being greedy, you don't need to do one or the other... I don't see why you just have to be funny. Being a lover of horror, it was important to do justice to the things I was frightened of as a kid. I like that feeling.

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"For me, being frightened, it makes me laugh. It also makes me want to do a wee. All of that's alright, all of it's valid."

Truth Seekers is available on Amazon Prime from 30 October.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, Nick Frost, amazon prime, Simon Pegg

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Will Fitzpatrick

Will Fitzpatrick is a Subeditor at LADbible. Will graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BA in English Language and Literature, and has previously worked as music editor at The Skinny North. He has written for a variety of publications including Clash, The Fly, The Line of Best Fit and Razorcake.